Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Wu-Tang’s Ghostface Killah at Venue.
In this issue, we calmly and politely encourage you to GTFO of town for a bit. Like, see some nature, ride a horse, catch a fish or two.
Check out our full coverage: Get out of town: Discover great vacation destinations in B.C.
This gorgeous cover photo was taken by Ivan Goroun.
What can you buy at Vancouver’s annual 420 marijuana gathering? A better question might be, what can’t you get?
At least 200 boothed vendors set up shop at the Vancouver Art Gallery on April 20 to deal treats and trinkets to the over 25,000 attendees who showed up during the course of the day.
Two new public art pieces have been unveiled this month as part of the City of Vancouver’s Year of Reconciliation.
The artwork of Alexa Hatanaka (bottom) is being featured at bus stops around the city, and Emilie Crewe’s video Making Circles: The Dancing Chilkat Blanket (top) is being screened at the corner of Robson and Granville. These are the two most recent additions to the city’s public art project for the Year of Reconciliation.
Photo of the Day: Another Canadian city resident by TOTORORO.RORO.
Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.
The north side of the 1400 block of West Broadway is having a problem with graffiti.
The problem began in 2013 when a planned mural on one two-storey building just never materialized.
Most taggers seem to respect finished murals. Murals that are never finished—apparently not so much.
The result has been a cycle of taggers tagging and building management overpainting.
The pictures represent just a recent snapshot.
The dispute over captive whales and dolphins has left Vancouver’s ruling party all wet, critics suggest.
Following a Georgia Straight feature last February about the ongoing expansion of the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park, debate around keeping marine mammals in tanks has been reignited.
Mayor Gregor Robertson and a majority of his Vision Vancouver colleagues at the park board have waded into the issue. However, former park chair Anita Romaniuk finds Vision’s response somewhat laughable.
“They’re trying to play it both sides,” Romaniuk said in an April 11 interview.